Bhubaneswar: Noted writer Dr Pradeep Dash has been conferred 40th ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry work ‘Charu Chibar O Charjya’ at the Sarala Award function held in Bhubaneswar this evening.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal presented the award to the eminent poet along with a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh and a certificate.
“Odisha is a land of eternal festivity & creativity, which get expressed in various art forms that gives the land a distinct identity,’ expressed Hon’ble Governor presenting the 40th Sarala Puraskar .
Besides, eminent musician and Tabla maestro Pandit Hara Mohan Khuntia has been conferred Ila Panda Sangeet Samman. This apart, artist Lalat Mohan Pattnaik received the Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman. Sarala Awards is instituted by IMFA’s charitable wing IMPaCT.